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THE DAYBOOK r'398 500.SO..PEORIA ST. TEL. MONROE 353 V6W, No. 48 - Chicago; Wednesday, Nov!' 22,-1911 One Cent HOW ROCKEFELLER "ACQUIRED' AtRAILROAD 4 , AND-A FEW MIIXIQNS;BY NEAT PEA GAME ' Stanley Committee Gets Startling Light pn High Finance and John Ds'Rreacher "Charity' ''Worker Buf ; iglaryPotitcinComparisonV "V" -'- ( t Washington,. Nov. 22. The I Stanley Investigation "committee r yesterday took a course, in "How 'totMake a Few Million ."Dishon- r , estly.' . ' - ' It studied the financial, meth ods of 'John D. .Rockefeller, ,and 'the membersjare still -wondering why any man.w'ants'to followso darigerousan' occupationwas 'tha't! ; of burglary. - - '"'"". i Albert Merritt, Minnesota, e- ; -plained how Rockefeller and 'his chief almoner, the ' Rev. 'F. T.' Gates, "separated him 'from -'the' Duluth,-Mesaba & Northern 'rail f t t egad,' which he had built.- Charles i. Martz, the engineer h, 'who-constructed the railroad, f told' how Rockefeller" "acquired' t a few shares that he ortce owned., J After building ' the' railroad, Merrittfand his brother wanted t6 '& borrow some money 'to build ter- minals with. t -' ' " Camehen the Rev -Mr. Gafes, then ih charge of Rockefeller's ("charlfies", and let them injfco a s'e-cref-tb wit: 'that xlie Oil king had-been watching them build the' V railroad, and hadra-gfeat-deal-of- confidence in them, and, out pf the fulness jOf hisrheart, was will ing.tpjend themany money-they needed.-? --5 Merritt and his brother, whose education - in high finance had been , -sadly -neglected, --were charmed.' . .The, -Rev. Gates arrajiged the details. 'of 'the -loan.' They were lu'ghjy interesting. For -$3,000,-QQP'.of, securities,' as collateral, and a call note, Rockefeller, out .of -pur e-' charity, was willing to lend: he" Meritts-$420,Q00. I l The Rey. Gates explained how safe the collateralwas, in the hands of a "captain of industry" like John D. , ' It was safe in his hands all righ't For two "months laten, -Rockefeller became suddenly "fr nanctally embarrassed". The loan was.called'and the Merritts were given" 24 hours in which to pay t The Merritts tried to borrow; the money, and discovered that Rockefeller had spread the report 'that he had bought shares in'their -railroad Wor ,10- which - were I . y l.vtt.wu.uv.uuitwt.utttkittmim!.